Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pumpkin Seeds: Count Them and Eat Them


My grade level BFF's are already doing Pumpkin investigations and needed this book to finish out their activities. This is just like the book I have in the Applelicious Packet for sale at TpT. The kids had so much fun doing it and it was easy enough that many could do this pumpkin one independently... maybe. This week we are going to estimate the seeds in a small pumpkin by counting them in groups of ten. I also bought pumpkin seeds for them to taste too. We have been reading some great stories, focusing on the life cycle of a pumpkin. What activities are you doing? Grab it here and I hope you use it in your classroom.

15 comments:

rooneyhunt said...

Thanks for this booklet Fran! This will be a perfect intervention activity for some of my kinders!

~ Amy

vick727 said...

Thank you so much for sharing!! Just what I need for so many of my little ones who are still really struggling with numbers! I appreciate you sharing your hard work so much...having a husband who suffered a severe brain injury this summer has limited my time to create, so your freebies are appreciated!

Fran Kramer said...

Dear Vick727,
I will help you any way that I can.
I am so sorry that you are having such challenges in your life.
Fran

General Delk said...

Thanks for sharing! I teach first grade and have a Pre-K son, so this activity will be used at home and school!

S. Parker said...

I love this. We have been doing lots of work using ten frames during our math routines. Some kids are getting very good at not "counting" the dots. This will be great to see what they know but also help those who need more practice with counting. Thanks for your hard work! :)

tmarie said...

Thanks Fran! You totally rock!
Tessa
Spotlight on Kindergarten

Amanda said...

WOOHOO! This is perfect and just what I needed to complete my pumpkin activities this week! This will go perfectly with my pumpkin observation lesson this week! THANK YOU! You are wonderful and my students LOVE your flip books! Keep up the good work!!! I love to check your blog and see what goodies you have for me to use! It's like going to the mailbox and finding a handwritten envelope with my name on it!:)

Kreative in Kinder said...

Thanks Fran! This is great!!

<>< Crystal

AMc said...

Thanks, Fran. I love your creations, and my students benefit from your generosity. This will be perfect for an independent learning station this week in my classroom to review #s 1-10.

Freckleteacher said...

Thank you Fran! My students loved the Pete The Cat book where they used a pencil eraser to stamp in the boxes. This should be a great independent activity now because they are familiar with the format.
My first grade team will love that my kinders will be so good with 10 frames! Thanks!

Jennifer said...

This is really wonderful! I know I teach first, but you never know when you'll be switched to a different grade level or have a student that needs this! Thanks for sharing it girlie!

Rowdy in First Grade

Leslie said...

Thank you so much!

Kim said...

Thanks Fran! This is great!!

Meredith said...

This is wonderful! I've been using this darling book as one of my math work stations this week and it has been great counting practice for my kiddos. Even my struggling students can understand how to complete the book independently-which is amazing. Great math and reading practice for them! Thank you for sharing!
~Meredith
Keen on Kindergarten

dbednars said...

We did this booklet Friday afternoon. In the morning the class did pumpkin explorations & scooped the seeds out of pumpkins. Then later my little math group used the seeds to complete the book. Thank you so much for sharing!